Table 1

Characteristics of surveyed researchers and their applications, and information from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) where available

Before streamlining (2012)
n=446
After streamlining (2014)
n=236
All NHMRC applications (2012)
Researchers
 Number of applications, mean (SD)2.2 (1.3)3.1 (1.3)
 Salary $140K+, n (%)81 (18%)NA
 Academic level=professor, n (%)NA47 (20%)
 Location=Go8*, n (%)NA95 (40%)2374 (62%)
 Location=research Institute, n (%)NA45 (19%)578 (15%)
n=685n=440
Applications
 Lead researcher, n (%)387 (56%)218 (50%)
 Resubmission, n (%)256 (37%)180 (41%)
 Success, n (%)21%NA21%
  • Go8, Group of Eight university; NA, not available.